Target Dollar Section

Target Dollar Section – Great Back-to-School items!!

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Target Dollar Section! -Shantel Cook DesignsTarget is one of my favorite places to shop! It never fails, I walk in for 1 thing and leave with much more! The Dollar Section is part of the blame, there are always GREAT deals on school/learning items, seasonal items, goodies for my kiddos, desk/office accessories, you name it! They change it out periodically with things that are great for holiday decor – Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Birthdays, 4th of July, St. Patrick’s Day, New Years…! When I am looking for something cute or fun for my girls, this is where I start first!

For those who are crafty, the possibilities are ENDLESS! If being crafty isn’t quite your thing, I’m here to help by sharing different projects and posting tutorials on how to create simple yet awesome items. Having 3 girls, I love to make things exciting for them but I don’t want to break the bank for every little thing. Along with the how-to’s, I’ll also share how I jazz simple things up yet stay within a very small budget! You’d be amazed at what you can come up!


Okay…enough chit chat, let’s get to the fun stuff! Here is what I was able to find on my recent trip to Target!

First Day of School Chalkboard – $5
This is PERFECT for documenting your littles First Day of School! Just grab a chalk pen like this one, or use any sidewalk chalk you might have at home. Use it year after year, kid after kid! Can’t beat $5! I couldn’t make this for $5 if I wanted to! Well maybe I could, but it would take much much longer than just checking out at

Lace up Shapes – $1
My 3 and 10 year old love these! They are a GREAT quiet time activity. My 3 year old who has a really hard time sitting still (don’t they all), sat quietly for almost an hour playing and lacing up her unicorns & robots! After I little bit, I added some pony beads and she just lit up trying to make her own patterns and “necklaces”. I would add a picture, however she dislikes clothes right now. Haha.

Dry Erase Pocket – $1
Use these to teach your littles how to write letters, numbers, count, how to tell time, and so much more! Lexi, my 3 year old has a November birthday so she still has a few years until she can go to school. We’ll be using these to make things exciting and feel like she’s getting a taste of school! I’ll update here with some free learning printables as I create them for my Lexi.

Target Dollar Section! -Shantel Cook Designs

Dr Seuss “Oh! The Places You’ll Go” bags – $1
Anyone else have a copy of this Dr. Seuss book for when their kids grow up and graduate high school?! I have 3 for each of my daughters! We have only started the one for Kayleigh, our oldest. Each year at Parent Teacher Conferences we have her teacher sign a note and she will get the book as a graduation present! I’ll use this bag as part of that gift! They can also be used for library bags, quiet time activities and more! If you are looking for Dr.  Seuss’ decorations as a teacher, or a Dr. Seuss themed birthday party, they have lots more fun stuff!

Target Dollar Section! -Shantel Cook Designs

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  1. Julie Travis

    August 5, 2017 at 8:52 am

    How can I get 2 Going back to School chalkboards?

    1. Shantel

      August 10, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Hey there! I’m sorry! Unfortunately, this was from last year. Target is selling one similar this year but they sell like hot cakes! 🙁

  2. Cristina

    August 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    i’d like one or 2 of those chalkboards too!!! where can i get that exact one i can’t find it anywhere

    1. Shantel

      August 10, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Hey there! I’m sorry! Unfortunately, this was from last year. Target is selling one similar this year but they sell like hot cakes! 🙁

  3. Jazmine

    September 7, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Hi, how did you erase the chalk pen from the board? I used the one you recommended on my son’s board and now it looks stained.

  4. Shantel

    September 8, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Hi there! The key to new chalkboards is that they have to be primed by taking a piece of chalk and rubbing it all over the board.

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